Marija (pronounced, "Maria") Krstic
Pasadena, CA
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Marija (pronounced, "Maria") Krstic

Marija (pronounced, "Maria") K.

Pasadena, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Having taught Bass Guitar for over 10 years, I can help improve your rhythm and technique while also assisting with any songs you are preparing to record or for live performance.

About Marija (pronounced, "Maria") K.

Greetings from Marija (pronounced, "Maria")!

Anyone who is curious about playing music or has a passion for it can learn. Whether you are an adult who is brand new at it (and you are NEVER "too old to start"), have been away from playing for a while & would like to get back into it, a performer who wants to work on technique, a young child who expresses an interest in a ukulele, a teen who wants to learn to "shred" on the electric guitar or someone who just loves the sound of a stringed instrument, I will help you reach your goals and quickly find enjoyment in playing your instrument of choice.

About Marija:
I am a Graduate of Musician's Institute/Guitar Institute of Technology, have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts and, as well as a long-time music instructor, am a working BMI songwriter and live performer, recording and playing original and tribute music, globally.

Artist Product Endorsements:
Levy's Leathers Limited
Dunlop Guitar Accessories U.S.A.

About Your Lessons:
I have a patient, confidence-building and enthusiasm-generating approach to teaching that is positive, inspiring and comfortable, where students can learn in a way that is best suited to their individual personalities, playing level and pace. As we go along, we develop strategies for attainable goals with guidance for quality and streamlined practice-sessions for maximum results with minimum effort, which makes learning easier and faster. We also work from a list of the student's favorite songs in any style or genre, based on the student's interest, while exploring others in order to enhance skill and inspire creativity.

Additional Note:
For those who enjoy these guitar styles, my added experience in tributing these artists on guitar (and vocals) has enabled me to provide in-depth knowledge of the music of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Metallica, as well as many other styles and genres.

I look forward to helping you meet your musical goals.

Cheers!

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Tina D.

She is soooo GREAT!!

She makes me feel so comfortable, and is a great teacher!

Posted Aug 30, 2012

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Experience

Musc Instructor
Jan 1994 - Present

Various Locations

I have been a professional music educator, for over 20 years, including class and private instruction at various locations in the Southern California area, such as the following: College of the Canyons in Valencia, Highlands Elementary School in Canyon Country, Stage 1 Music & World Music in Simi Valley, Big Valley Music in Valencia and Northridge, Van Nuys Music in Van Nuys, various schools, music studios & homes.

Education

General Music
Sep 1982 - Jun 1986

CalArts

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Serbo-Croatian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of Completion
Jun 1987

Musicians Institute

Awards

Best Female Guitarist
Jun 2005

Rock City Awards

Affiliations

BMI
Jun 1978
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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